Jill Stein raised $7.3 million dollars for her recount effort, but it turns out she didn’t even need half of that for her failed attempts. She was only successful at getting a recount in one state (Wisconsin).
The Washington Free Beacon reports – Green Party nominee Jill Stein will receive $2 million in refunds after initial estimates were well above the final costs of the failed presidential recount attempts in three battleground states, according to officials.
Stein will use the leftover funds to launch a new voter integrity group.
Stein, who pushed for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, was only successful in initiating a recount in Wisconsin, an effort that ultimately netted 131 more votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Federal courts in Pennsylvania and Michigan halted Stein’s attempted recounts in the states.
Wisconsin initially estimated that the effort would cost $3.5 million. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that the final costs for 70 of the 72 counties in the state was $1.8 million. With the remaining two counties, the total costs could hit $2 million, the spokesman said. Stein would be reimbursed the remaining $1.5 million.
Stein will also receive hundreds of thousands in reimbursements for the failed recount attempt in Michigan.
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What will she do with the money now? Here’s one guess…
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) January 4, 2017
Can anyone say “sore loser?” Go home Jill!